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Fornite and Greatest Showman among Apple’s most downloaded of 2018

Apple has revealed it’s most downloaded apps, games, music and movies of 2018, with some expected winners and a few surprises.

Battle-royal game Fornite was the big winner, as it probably was across most platforms.  It was the most downloaded game of the year and now has more than 200 million registered players and has generated more than $1 billion of sales in 2018.

Fornite was Apple’s most downloaded game of 2018

In music, Drake had the most popular song of the year with ‘God’s Plan’, closely followed by Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris’ hit ‘One Kiss’.

Hugh Jackman’s ‘The Greatest Showman’ was the most downloaded album this year, with the soundtrack firmly establishing itself as the ‘Frozen’ of 2018 for families across the UK.

The Greatest Showman
‘The Greatest Showman’ was the most downloaded iTunes album of 2018

As we all continue to watch more video on our mobiles, YouTube was crowned top free app of 2018, up from number 3 in 2017, closely followed by Instagram, Snapchat and Messenger which all now sit above Facebook.

The top 20 free apps of 2018

  1. YouTube
  2. Instagram
  3. Snapchat
  4. Messenger
  5. Facebook
  6. Bitmoji
  7. Netflix
  8. Google Maps
  9. Gmail
  10. Spotify Music
  11. Amazon
  12. Uber
  13. WhatsApp Messenger
  14. Pandora
  15. Wish
  16. TikTok
  17. Cash App
  18. Google Photos
  19. Google Chrome
  20. Twitter

Fornite grabbed the number one gaming spot but the other battle-royal smash-hit PUBG is sitting a few spots down at number 4.  Where’s Candy Crush?

The most downloaded free games of 2018

  1. Fortnite
  2. Helix Jump
  3. Rise Up
  5. Hole.io
  6. Love Balls
  7. Snake VS Block
  8. Rules of Survival
  10. Dune!
  11. Subway Surfers
  12. Episode
  13. Word Link
  14. Toon Blast
  15. Color Road!
  16. HQ Trivia
  17. Twisty Road!
  18. 8 Ball Pool™
  19. Kick the Buddy
  20. Sniper 3D Assassin: Gun Games

What’s your favourite app, game or album of 2018? Let us know in the Comments.

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